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Brad is a musician, mixing engineer, and solo artist that plays in the metal band Oblivion’s Eye.
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Amp Adjusting: A Walk-through with a Marshall MG100DFX

Grasping all of the features behind an amps settings can be difficult. Many musicians have an okay understanding of what knob adjustments such as EQ and Gain do, but knowledge of the exact function of such adjustments can hold a greater understanding of how to shape your tone, and how each amp is different. These […]

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Compression: Using it, and Using it Wisely

Compression is a useful tool for many musicians. Whether your a bassist playing a difficult line, or a guitarist that uses a wide range, compression can turn any line with inconsistent dynamics into a divine melody. That being stated, many musicians don’t fully understand how to use a compressor, or don’t know how to use […]

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The Importance of Staying in Tune

Most musicians know how bad an out of tune guitar can sound when playing in a group. Staying in tune is vital to good shows and good recordings, but sometimes simply using a tuner or tuning by ear wont help. I’ll try to shed some light on the situation here.

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Chord Progressions: Adding Movement to Music

An important, yet sometimes overlooked, part of music is chord progressions. Chord progressions move the music, and can smoothly add tension to a piece, but a lot of guitarists don’t know how to use this to make interesting progressions. Most guitarists I know don’t think they can use them because “The music doesn’t have chords”. […]

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Surgical Equalizing: Finding your Tone

Surgical Equalizing: Finding your Tone

Being musicians, we all know how important finding your tone is. Any guitarists’ tone can make or break their performance. That being said, a lot of guitarists will know what they want out of their sound, but never quite be able to find that particular setting. Most of them stumble upon something they don’t mind […]

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Scales and Chord Tones: The Basics

Scales and Chord Tones: The Basics

If you are like most guitarists, you enjoy hearing a well played solo that seems to flow perfectly with the rhythm section. And if you’ve ever done any research on these solos you’ve probably learned that they’re derived from scales that fit the same key as the rhythm. Let’s look at a major scale (Fig. […]

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